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Marian Bijlenga
Born: 1954, Loenersloot, The Netherlands
Marian Bijlenga Glass Figure
24mb Glass Figures, Marian Bijlenga, glass, 5.5” x 3.5” x 3.5”, 2009, $3,200
Marian Bijlenga
17mb DIAMOND DOTS 5-V, Marian Bijlenga
horsehair, fabric, viscose, machine embroidered, 28" x 28", 2011, $4,550
Marian Bijlenga
18mb Blue Holes, Marian Bijlenga (The Netherlands)
paperyarn, blue dyed horsehair, stitched, 63" x 67", 2004, $6,500
Marian Bijlenga
16mb DIAMOND DOTS 5-VI, Marian Bijlenga
horsehair, fabric, viscose, machine embroidered, 28" x 28", 2011, $4,550
Marian Bijlenga
14mb Palimpsest 1, Marian Bijlenga
horsehair and fabric, worked over erased surface, 106" x 118", 2007 , $15,400

13mb JAPAN 2
Marian Bijlenga
dyed fishscales
26" x 24", 2010

Marian Bijlenga 8mb

Marian Bijlenga
dyed fishscales

11" x 10", 2009
Selected collections and exhibition venues
Central Museum of Textiles, ?ódzę, Poland (5th and 10th International Triennials of Tapestry); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan (Beyond Textile, Four Dutch Contemporary Artists, traveling exhibition); Castle Alden-Biese, Belgium (2nd and 4th International Betonac Competition); Jainina Monkute-Marks Museum, Kedainial, Lithuania (Fiber Art From Asia and Europe); Textile Museum, Tilburg, the Netherlands (Dots & Dashes, solo exhibition); Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (From Lausanne to Beijing, International Fiber Art Biennial); Gregg Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina (Traces); Craft Museum of Finland, Jyvaskyla; LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York (Small Works in Fiber, traveling exhibition); Museum of Fine Arts and Lace, Calais, France; Musée Jean Lurçat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, Angers, France and Germany Textile Museum, Krefeld (Asia-Europe II); Marzelles Museum, Marmande, France. Recipient: Biennial Prize, International Textile Biennial; Excellence Award, 6th International Textile Competition ITF; Outstanding prize and Betonac Prize, International Betonac Competition; Bronze Medal, International Triennial of Tapestry; Prize, International Biennial of Contemporary Textile; Bavarian State Prize, Munich Nominee: European Prize of Applied Art, World Crafts Council.
marian bijlenga
I am fascinated by dots, lines and contours, by their rhythmical movements but also by the empty space they confine. Instead of drawing on paper, I draw in space using textile as a material. By leaving some space between the structure and the wall the object is freed from its background and interacts with the white wall. It becomes what I call a "spatial drawing."
                                                                                           Marian Bijlenga

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